At the the heart of the Center’s activities are the annual Bowling Green New Music Festival and the Music at the Forefront concert series.In addition, the Center administers a grant program in support of contemporary music projects and research at the College of Musical Arts, and organizes "New Music from Bowling Green" concerts featuring faculty and student performers at acclaimed venues around the country.After holding its first two events on opposite coasts — at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in January, 2015, and at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore in January, 2016 — the third New Music Gathering touched down in the midwest.The Mid American Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts hosted NMG 2017 in Bowling Green, Ohio, May 11-13, 2017.Each pair locked in conversation, often those inside with headphones had clamped on their ears. And then at four minute intervals a gong would sound, and those on the inside would shift down to their left.This is New Music Speed Dating, and this the New Music Gathering.The three-day gathering began in Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center the morning of Thursday and will continue until the early morning hours of Sunday (For schedule of events including concerts Friday featuring featured artist percussionist Steven Schick and Saturday at 8 p.m.visit: Attendees will discuss innovative techniques, musical philosophy, funding, and ways to reach new audiences.
So instead of this configuration, what Kafka skewered in “Josephine and the Mouse Folk” as “one person looking one way and everybody else looking the other way” — which is so often a geometry of pointless introspection — I’d like for us to imagine that we are all standing on the same side of this room, looking out together at the same thing.In order to ensure the University’s commitment to a quality educational and work environment, every faculty member, employee and student has a right to work and learn in an environment free from the effects of abuse of alcohol and other drugs.The purpose of the policy is to articulate the rules governing alcohol on campus and to serve as a guide for the University community.And while he was looking outward, I was looking inward, content with my mystery novels and early drum lessons. But I do yearn for inwardness, for the simplicity of playing and for the sweet contact of stick on instrument.I long for the uncomplicated moment when I first fell in love, deeply and dangerously, with percussion. My dad’s displeasure at my decision was titanic, but he came around eventually and secretly bragged to his friends about my success in an “unconventional” life.